On-farm trials to validate encapsulated essential oils to control necrotic enteritis in broilers

Principal Investigator

Qi Wang, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Year the work was done


Overall objective

  • Validate the effectiveness of previously developed microencapsulated essential oil product as a viable alternative to antibiotics in controlling necrotic enteritis (NE) and its impact on chicken growth performance and fitness into the current system of commercial production of broilers (economic impact).

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This research was supported by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Canadian Poultry Research Council, Chicken Farmers of Saskatchewan, LEL Farms and Gowans Feed Consulting.